I know that some people are sworn devotees of the canned cranberry sauce when it comes to their holiday meals, but if you've never made your own cranberry sauce before then you are really missing out! This recipe is ridiculously simple and fast, and makes a delicious sauce that you can use any time of year. Besides the obvious turkey pairing, try it on pork, as a spread for toast or muffins, or as a topping for oatmeal, yogurt, or ice cream.
1 and 3/4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4-1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar (optional) - This gives the sauce a little extra tanginess and bold flavour
In a small pot over medium-high heat, combine the cranberries, maple syrup, water, and sea salt. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the sauce has thickened, taste test and add the balsamic vinegar if desired. Serve warm or chilled and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*Recipe adapted from Oh She Glows